Board of Directors

LifeSciences BC is governed by a Board of Directors, whose members represent British Columbia’s biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, digital health and greater life sciences community. Our board provides guidance, sets policy and ensures that the organization operates effectively in achieving its mandate, which is to foster the economic development of B.C.’s life sciences industry.

Chair – Scott Phillips – Founder & CEO, Starfish Medical Inc.

Vice Chair – Ali Ardakani – Founder & Managing Director, Novateur Ventures Inc. 

Past Chair – Nancy Harrison  – Venture Partner, Amplitude Venture

Treasurer – Rajveer Hundal – Partner, PwC


Jennifer Cudlipp – Senior Vice President – British Columbia and President, Excelleris Technologies, LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services

Dr. Pieter Cullis – Professor, Inventor, Co-Founder

Dr. Ester Falconer – Head, R&D, AbCellera

Dr. Lana Janes – Venture Partner, adMare BioInnovations 

David Helliwell– Co-Founder & CEO, Thrive Health

Dr. David Llewellyn Senior Vice President, Business Operations, STEMCELL Technologies

Michael R. Martin – COO & Head, Global Business Development, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Peter Simpson – Life Sciences Sector Consultant, Third Quarter Consulting

Anne Stevens –  Head, Business Partnering, AbCellera

Dr. Pascal Spothelfer – President & CEO, Genome BC

Dr. Gavin Stuart – Vice Provost Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Dr. James Taylor – CEO & Co-Founder, Precision Nanosystems Inc.

Observers to the Board

Joseph Garcia – Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Hector MacKay-Dunn, J.D. Q.C. – Senior Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP  

Roger Kuypers – Partner, Fasken, Martineau, DuMoulin LLP